Observatory

A long time exposed picture taken by night shows the Solar observatory at the peak of the Lomnicky Stit, in the Slovakia's High Tatras mountains, on September 04, 2014. The coronal station at Lomnicky Stit observatory, built at 2 632 meters between 1957 and 1962, ranks among five existing stations worldwide which systematically observe emission spectral lines of the corona.

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The solar observatory on Lomnicky Stit, in Slovakia’s High Tatras range, on Thursday. The station is one of five worldwide which observe emission spectral lines in the sun’s corona.

People look at the horizon soon after su...People look at the horizon soon after sunrise on June 21, 2013 from the rocky crest filled with astronomical markers at the megalithic observatory of Kokino during the summer solstice. The ancient astronomic observatory, located about 100 kms northeast of Skopje, dates back to more than 4,000 years ago. AFP PHOTO / ROBERT ATANASOVSKIROBERT ATANASOVSKI/AFP/Getty Images

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People watching sunrise from the megalithic observatory of Kokino, Macedonia during the summer solstice. The ancient astronomic observatory, about 100km northeast of Skopje, dates back to more than 4,000 years ago

Lightning strikes over the wate...TOPSHOTS Lightning strikes over the waters of the Lamma Channel during a thunderstorm in Hong Kong on June 4, 2013. The Hong Kong Observatory reported some 181 "cloud-to-ground" lightning strikes over the territory between 8 and 9pm local time.    AFP PHOTO / RICHARD A. BROOKSRICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images

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Lightning strikes over the water of the Lamma Channel during a thunderstorm in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening. The Hong Kong Observatory reported about 181 “cloud-to-ground” lightning strikes over the territory between 8pm and 9pm local time Read more